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Nicki Minaj Blacks Out On Ex Safaree: How Dare He Bite the Hand That Fed Him!

Many of the tracks on Nicki Minaj’s new album, Queen, find the New York MC venting over her past relationships. She clearly still has a few things on her mind however, calling out her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels in a new interview with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex. After hashing out their own issues, Minaj and Funk

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Kanye West Reportedly ‘Loves’ Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Kanye West is reportedly writing a book of philosophy entirely on Twitter, going on an off-putting rant this weekend that included the “Jesus Walks” rapper showing support to conservative activist and Black Lives Matter critic Candace Owens I truly believe that @realDonaldTrump isn’t just the leader of the free world, but the savior of it

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Kendrick Lamar to Headline HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2018

After the announcement that Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his third studio album DAMN. New York radio station, HOT 97 has also announced that the West Coast rapper will headline their annual Summer Jam Stadium Stage this year. This will be the 25th year for the concert and it will be themed ’94 ’til

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Samuel L. Jackson Talks Black British Actors in American Race-Related Roles

Samuel L. Jackson is not a fan of holding his tongue. When something crosses him the wrong way, you’re bound to receive the high-raised voice questioning the scenario at hand. Peep his call-out of Ben Carson’s ridiculous and inaccurate rhetoric. Another issue sparked scrutiny from the versatile award-winning actor and it was addressed on “New

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Angie Martinez Leaves Hot 97, Might Jump to Power 105

Angie Martinez abruptly leaves Hot 97, rumored to be heading to Power 105. DJ Angie Martinez announced Wednesday she had resigned from Hot 97, ending her reign as one of the city’s most familiar voices on the radio. “This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but ultimately it is time

Arts & Entertainment

The Social/List: Twitter Reacts to Mister Cee Coming Clean

Yesterday, New York City Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee sent shock over the airwaves when he resigned from the station. This morning, Mister Cee went on the HOT 97 Morning Show to talk about why he made the decision to leave and admitted that he occasionally has sexual relations with transgendered prostitutes. See what Twitter

Gender & Sexuality

A Gay Man Speaks: Mister Cee Owes Us Nothing, but We Owe Him

Mister Cee’s sexual preference should not matter, but so often who we are has some bearing on completely unrelated aspects of our lives—whether we like it or not. This is particularly true for men like Mister Cee and other Black men engaged in acts that can be brushed under the umbrella of “alternative lifestyles.” You

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[EXCLUSIVE] K. Foxx Speaks on HOT-97 Exit

With the Manhattan skyline as her backdrop, K. Foxx stands on the Thomas Balsley-designed rooftop deck of a swanky condominium in Chelsea on a hot Sunday afternoon in June. Photographers whirl around her. The wind blows her hair and the hem of her black taffeta mini dress. The “Gossip Game” star is posing for a fashion

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Lil Wayne Speaks Out about Nicki Minaj

Lil Wayne has finally spoken out about his reasons for taking Nicki Minaj out of her Hot 97 Summer Jam performance earlier this month. After morning show DJ Pete Rosenberg slammed Minaj's chart-topper "Starships," insinuating that the track was not hip hop enough, concert goers quickly learned that the show would not go on for

News & Politics

This Week in Ratchet

Welcome to the first “This Week in Ratchet” where I’ll be giving you the scoop on some of the foolish happenings in entertainment for the week. Misaccounting of Lauryn Hill – TMZ reported that Lauryn Hill has skipped out on 3 years of tax returns, and she earned over $1.6 million in those years. You’d think she’d have

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Arts & Entertainment

Nicki Minaj Scraps NYC Summer Jam Performance

Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after radio personality Peter Rosenberg made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop starlet's latest single at the annual event. Minaj, who was slated to hit the stage at 9:30 with co-headliners Rick Ross

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